The 2011 farm cash receipts for the district totalled $9.3 million

Ag Overview

Based on the 2011 Census, the District has 175 farms, with the majority between 10-130 acres and predominately focused on livestock production, including cattle & horses, and chicken production. A number of young producers have been entering the industry, focused on intensive, niche agricultural operations. With over 2,000,000 visitors to the district each year, there is a significant market for locally produced food.

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Climate and Soil

From May-October 2015, the District experienced an average of 227 mm of precipitation, 886 growing degree days and 1,378 crop heat units. Muskoka lies in plant hardiness zone 4a and lies mainly in climate zone E, with some in zone D & F. Soils are largely humo-ferric podzol soils.

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